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Friday, 20 February 2015

Anti-Child Abuse Advocates Oppose Eliel’s Nomination… As Do I

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Read this. Here’s the real-deal part:

Cappy Larson, one of the founders of Pokrov.org and now also a SNAP leader, was incredulous that Eliel had been nominated, “The OCA is still reeling from the conviction of Archbishop Seraphim Storheim for the sexual abuse of a child. I can’t believe the assembly would seriously consider a man who spent so much time in the company of two notorious sexual predators, and has yet to say a public word against either. I hope that the synod of bishops has more sense than to elect a candidate who thinks it’s more important to conceal predators then to protect the vulnerable and help heal the wounded”. Melanie Jula Sakoda, also of Pokrov.org and SNAP, agreed, “If the OCA is serious about changing the way abuse is handled in their Church, Eliel seems like precisely the wrong kind of candidate”.

Paffhausen protected Storheim and Izzy Brittain… Paffhausen was another Podmo supporter… Eliel was one of Paffhausen’s gay caballeros (along with David Brum)… we DON’T need “more of the same”. Look at Paffso and look at Moriak… ’nuff said. The konvertsy have to be reined in, full stop. Eliel refused to leave Podmo after Podmo got the gate from the ROCOR Holy Synod. Actions have consequences… if he supported pervs twice, I’d not take a chance. Just sayin’…

BMD

St Sergius in Paris in LIMBO… Money Missing and Students Apparently Gone

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It’s a oddbod situation at St Sergius in Paris, A D Schmemann’s alma mater. Part of the facility appears open, for public lectures still occur there periodically, but it appears closed as a school. Several sources told me that the French state pulled its accreditation and no longer recognises its diplomas, so, the students left to study at the new MP seminary in Paris. Besides that, there appears to be missing money… some talk of 400,000 Euro (28.08 million Roubles. 2.83 million Renminbi. 28.15 million INR. 452,000 USD. 564,000 CAD. 576,000 AUD. 294,000 UK Pounds) missing from the kitty. When you add in the fact that the Paris Gang is no longer getting any money from Nice (it charged a pretty penny for tourist coaches to visit the cathedral there), it looks very bleak for them, indeed. Bishop Job… a Ukrainian from Canada… has a job of work ahead of him. Some say that he’s pro-Centre… others, pro-Phanar… time WILL tell us. That’s the long and short of it all… the story is so confusing that I refuse to make any solid statements, yet. However, I think that it’s a sign that the EP Russians aren’t long for this world.

Schadenfreude is never in good taste or decent… let alone Christian. It does make one wonder about the future of the Obnovlentsy/Renovationists left… that would be SVS and Syosset. Their roots were set solidly in St Sergius’ ideology ever since Schmemann’s putsch against Florovsky. Again… patience… we’ll have to see…

BMD

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

17 February 2015. Eliel Wins Beauty Contest in OCA DOS… Canonically Meaningless Exercise… It’s All Up to the OCA SOBs Who Gets the Omofor

01 Paffhausen with Isidore Brittain

In case you forgot… here’s the sort of people that Paffso and Peterson hang around… Izzie Brittain… a convicted kiddie porn perv. Do you really want the same sort as a bishop (that is, a perv enabler, not a perv… don’t forget how Paffso defended the convicted perv Storheim and how he defended the SVS coverup of the Iliff Affair)?

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The konvertsy toddlers are jumping up and down as though the DOS Beauty Contest actually meant something. It doesn’t. In ALL Orthodox Local Churches, the local SOBs appoint ALL bishops, no exception. There are four candidates, two ethnics, and two konvertsy. One priest told me that Bishop Irineu Duvlea has the inside track, for two reasons. Firstly, everyone’s convinced that the Romanians are going to go back to their Mother Church; since Irineu has given a very good impression, the OCA SOBs want to keep him in the fold, so to speak. Note well that the OCA SOBs would normally see him as the successor to Nathaniel Popp. Secondly, Eliel is one of the gay caballeros around Paffhausen… remember, Paffso’s given the SOBs nothing but grief, even after stepping down. Paffso was a dud… Moriak was a dud… Maymon’s a dud, too. It looks like all the konvertsy faves ended up in the shitter… I think that the SOBs have noticed that too.

As for me, I think that Irineu is the best choice. Firstly, he’s an outsider with no ties to this-or-that faction. Secondly, he has a REAL monastic formation in a REAL monastery in an Orthodox homeland. Thirdly, he has NO ties to Paffso and his scurvy crew. Fourthly, he’d make the konvertsy walk the chalk line or walk the plank. Fifthly, it’d mean that the SOBs wouldn’t need to appoint and pay a new bishop… no small thing that. Sixthly, he’s never had ties to questionable people with naughty pasts. Overall, what’s not to like?

Besides that, the bio given out by the konvertsy of Eliel was crank in the extreme. Firstly, there was no mention WHY Podmo got the heave-ho. Eliel remained loyal to him even after the news of Podmo’s naughty escapades became common knowledge. On top of that, an older friend of mine told me that Vladyki Antony Medvedev ORDERED the brotherhood to leave Platina, but that Eliel and Christiansen defied him. I don’t have a second source, but it sounds possible (and it fits the personalities of those mentioned), so, I’d give it a “maybe”… should the OCA SOBs appoint such a man as a bishop? It’d be Moriak on steroids… that was bad enough, wasn’t it? Secondly, there was no mention of the fact that the Native Corporation kicked Eliel and his bros off Spruce Island. He didn’t leave of his own accord. Several Alaska sources told me this. I needn’t go further… most of the rest is of similar calibre. That’s what upsets me and most other grounded Orthodox… how the konvertsy LIE about their favourites. Reality means NOTHING to them.

Again, the vote that took place was an exercise in futility. It means NOTHING in canonical terms. Will this mean that some of the konvertsy will go vagante if Eliel doesn’t become a bishop? We’ll have to see… you can’t judge them all by the Monomuckos gang and Dreher, after all…

BMD

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

11 February 2015. Short List of Candidates for OCA Diocese of the South… Two are Fatso’s Pals… Do We Really Need More of What JP Brought Us?

00 Monomakhos poster. Parma Sobor. OCA. 13.11.12

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I got this list from a Cabineteer:

  • Bishop Irineu Duvlea Auxiliary to Archbishop Nathaniel Popp
  • Bishop Daniel Brum Auxiliary to Archbishop Benjamin Peterson
  • Archpriest Calinic Berger Under the omofor of Archbishop Nathaniel Popp
  • Archimandrite Gerasim Eliel Under the omofor of Archbishop Nikon
  • Archimandrite Alexander Pihach Under the omofor of Metropolitan Tikhon Mollard

Three of these jabronies are questionable in the extreme. Brum and Eliel are JP’s tight bros from way back. Do we need more of what Fatso gave us? It’s been 2½ years since he got le sabot, and he’s still in limbo due to his greed. Besides that, Brum wrote the heretical “Brum Doctrine”… that stated that the Metropolitan is a tinhorn dictator. Do you really want the crumb-bum who wrote the trash that Herman and Paffso used to justify their power-grabs? Eliel has a phoney degree from SVS… he wasn’t in residence for the proper time, but they made him the head of the class… he dropped out of GTU due to laziness and incompetence… he’s suddenly a genius? I think not… I can smell shameless ass-kissing at a distance on this one. Pihach was part of the Dickie Wood mess in Moscow and was neck-deep in the Seraphim Storheim affair in Canada. In short, the First Families have learnt nothing. God willing, Brum, Eliel, and Pihach will end in the shitcan, but remember, this diocese installed Paffso before he became Metropolitan. Does the DOS deserve a shitty bishop? I hope that they evade the bullet…

BMD

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